Modern Warfare 2 was “an immense disappointment”, says Crysis 2 writer

By Stephany Nunneley
9 April 2010 19:42 GMT


Crysis 2 writer and novelist Richard Morgan has said that Modern Warfare 2 was an “immense disappointment” to him, with an implausible story.

Speaking with CVG during the Crysis 2 event in New York City, Morgan told the site that the game was just full of bad storytelling all around compared to Uncharted 2.

“I thought Modern Warfare 2 was an immense disappointment,” he said. “It was a massive stepdown from CoD4. What I thought when I played it was, ‘Jesus guys, what have you been doing? You’ve not ramped anything up. The story is worse and the game doesn’t really hang together, it’s just a bunch of mission levels.'”

“It made no sense. It was totally implausible. It doesn’t resolve. Basically, all the things that bad storytelling does. I just think they were way too impressed with themselves and that’s always a danger. It’s just unfortunate.

“Conversely, with Uncharted 2, those guys went back and look at the first game. Everything that didn’t work very well, they fixed or ramped up or did something with.

“They really took it to a new place and you can honestly say to people if you played the first game, the second one is the same but better. Modern Warfare 2 is the same but… way worse. And it cost more money.”

It was announced today that Morgan would be penning the script for the game.

Pat was on hand at the event as well, and you can read Part 1 of his interview with Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli through here.

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